The WebMonetization Guide 2020

for content creators and developers


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โœ๏ธ Contributors and your projects

    Nathan Young - @nathanpmyoung - Running documents like thisJoe Reeve - @isnit0Daniel Shannon - @[email protected] [email protected] Torres ([email protected]) @moncon (Monetize Your Content)Greg H - @vividiov (Twitter) - web monetized live video streamingErika D - Grant for the Web Program TeamAdam Waring - gfam.liveAndrzej Mazur @end3r - all things web gamedev: Enclave Games, js13kGames, Gamedev.jsWazen Shbair - @wazenshbair digital receipt monetization

๐Ÿ“ฅ Link Drop <-- Peter Sunde's (Piratebay) startup How do they know where the photos are from or how to distribute money?

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๐Ÿ“ Explanations

WebMonetization is a new way of monetizing content on the web. It allows sites to recieve money automatically, without accounts. It allows users to pay money to any Web Monetized website with a single subscription:

    Users can pay anonymously and without friction or accountsSites can receive money from new users immediately - no accounts, no subscription, no friction, just moneySoon there will be multiple services users can use to pay, but sites can receive from all of themLow effort to install - several lines of code.

๐Ÿ“ Setup Guides

Interledger Overview by InterledgerWhat is Website Monetization? by SendPulseTheqq State of WebMonetization by Ken Melendez

How to monetize your content with Coil by Dario Suveljak

How to Install Coil Web Monetization on WordPress by Benedikt Kick

The New Coil WordPressPlugin โ€” A Walkthrough Video by Benedikt Kick

Coil's Explore section

Coil's Blog Section

Coil's Help Center

General Resources


    What is Grant For The WebGrant For The Web is a $100M fund to propogate WebMonetization and interledger protocol. It is funding new tools and new content creation.https://www.grantfortheweb.orgHow much does coil pay to content you consume?$0.36 an hour does the rest of my money go?

    What browsers allow Web Monetization / Coil?Natively:Puma BrowserVia extensionChromeFirefoxBrave(Diego) - What is the total volume of $$ predicted to support? I supose there could be a problem exchanging btc->dollar or euro->eth.What about taxation?What is PayId

๐Ÿ—ž Journalists


    Can you have content which is behind a paywall only accessible to WebMonetized payees


    Conde Naste publications are currently experimenting with monetization (in North America and some international audiences) Vogue  Wired  GQ  Pitchfork  The New Yorker  Allure  Conde Nast Traveller  Bon Appรฉtit  Epicurious  Glamour  Teen Vogue  Self  Them  Vanity FairWiredHackernoonHackThePress.orgThe OlognionThe Hard Times the FussPittsburgh UnfilteredIndividual posts on (example)

๐Ÿ”ˆ Podcasters


    What about people who listen to podcasts on phones?


๐ŸŽฎ Game Designers


    Does WM allow for lootboxes etcYes, though the users will have to have a subscription service which contains a tipping or paying features. Currently Coil allows for constant paying but not tipping.Lootboxes aren't obviously necessary though, since content is already being paid for

Sites: js13kSimmerPhaserDefoldBack2Back

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    What are the advantages of Web Monetization?Many community services don't have enough regular users for subscriptions to make sense. Web Monetization means that 10x as many users using it 1/10th of the time still produce the same amount of money.

๐Ÿ“š Comics

Sites: Gladiator series

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Other Communities


    (Diego): Could we go to any messaging platform such as slack or riot?


    WebMonetization subredditCoil Community subredditGrant for the Web community forumDEV x Grant for the Web hackathon (the hackathon has now finished but there are lots of great blogs and resources here)